CHIMNEY CLEANING BENEFITS
- Improves your draft and ventilation
- Creates stronger air flow for the smoke to escape
- Removes creosote in the chimney flue
- Inspects the condition of the fireplace
- Improves your wood burning fireplace experience
- Maintains a safe burning environment in your home
- Ensures your chimney is clean and free of obstructions
Do you need your chimney cleaned or inspected, and would like to ask a few questions?
What We Do
After you set up your appointment, our certified technicians will come to home and thoroughly inspect your chimney before cleaning it. We will inspect the exterior and interior surfaces for cracks in the masonry and/or mortar joints, movement in any of the bricks, moss, and efflorescence, as well as checking the roof for any leaks around the flashing. Any occurrence of these can be a sign of deterioration and may require additional repairs.
Clean Exterior Surface of Chimney
Nickos Chimney Company uses high pressure water to wash the exterior of the chimney using brick and mortar cleaner. The brick and mortar cleaner removes rust, creosote, mold, mildew and a variety of common stains from masonry surfaces.
The chimney will be cleaned of all creosote and ash. The mantel will be cleared and secured to ensure no dirt enters your home and the certified chimney sweep will brush the creosote and ash from the chimney.
Any necessary repairs will be discussed with the homeowner and quoted and scheduled at the owner's request.
Protect your home and family
Protect your family by inspecting your chimney flue once a year. A chimney inspection and cleaning will find any potential problems or blockages. Cleaning the creosote out of a flue will help your fireplace be more efficient and prevent a fire in the chimney which could spread to the home. The heat from a chimney fire will cause damage to the flue liners and allow gas to get inside the home. Cleaning the chimney with a hard brush will remove the build up of debris and keep your chimney safe and healthy. Different types of wood can cause and quicken buildup of creosote in the flue.
Your chimney system(s) are an important part of your home heating system. The National Fire Protection Agency and Manufacturer recommends an annual chimney cleaning of all chimney(s) by a reputable, experienced qualified Chimney Sweep. Chimney system(s) cleaning should be a regular part of your home maintenance schedule. If the appliance has a catalytic converter, it should be checked and cleaned a minimum of twice a year, once before the first burn and once after the last burn.
To learn more about the benefits from our experts, call for details - 724-537-0070.
Here is an in-depth article from the Chimney Safety Institute of America explaining how your chimney really works. We recommend this informative article to learn more about the function of your home chimney system.
- Chimney Safety Institute of America - A homeowner's guide to fireplaces, chimneys and wood stoves.
- Chimneys.com is one of the main sites making up the extensive presence of chimney sweeps on the net. It is a good source of technical information for homeowners and Professionals alike.
- Wood Heat Organization is a nonprofit, nongovernmental agency dedicated to the responsible use of wood as a home heating fuel.